OSWEGO, NY – A maidservant, Margaret, left, played by Michelle Strauss, and male lead Benedick, played by Dylan Duffy, engage in the Shakespearean practice of “noting” in the SUNY Oswego theatre department presentation of the comedy “Much Ado About Nothing.”
The play runs for a second and final weekend at 8 p.m. April 28, and at 2 p.m. April 29 in Tyler Hall’s Waterman Theatre.
Director Gary Izzo, a 1980 theatre alumnus and veteran playwright and producer, said, “The title, ‘Much Ado About Nothing,’ on one hand means a lot of trouble about nothing,” Izzo said. “But … the word nothing in Shakespeare’s dialect is pronounced ‘noting,’ which means taking note of someone, watching other people from a distance and basing what they see on preconceived assumptions.”
Tickets for the play, based on a lovers’ trap during the Italian Renaissance, are available at all SUNY Oswego box offices, online at http://tickets.oswego.edu and by calling 315-312-2141.
(SUNY Oswego photo)